OK at best

by: Tartags - Jan 20, 2009

  • Overall Rating 2
  • Family Friendly 4
  • All-Mtn. Terrain 2
  • Terrain Park 2
  • Nightlife 4

    Pros: large, family friendly mountain

    Cons: short runs, bad snow, too spread out

    Recommended For: Family Friendly

    Date Visited: Jan 1, 2009

Full review

As an experienced skier (I have skied all over the Northeast and several trips out West) heading to ME for the first time for college week I was expecting much better from a mountain that claims to be one of the best in the east. There is some challenging terrain like white heat and oz but a majority of the runs were either mellow cruisers of traverse runs in order to get to one of the many peaks. This mountain lacks variety. Sure there are 8 peaks but there are only 3-4 runs off each peak and they are all the same and the peaks themselves, from lift bottom to top, are only 1,000' -1,500' vertical making short, uneventful runs. Also the snow conditions for the week were bad to OK however while Sunday River picked up 6" of fresh stuff over a two day period, other mountains in the general area (ME, NH, S. VT) picked up much more snow and had true powder conditions not dust on crust/ ice. I can see this being a fun family mountain but there are much better mountains in the Northeast with better snow, vertical, and variety.